St. Jude Up ‘Til Dawn

What is your club?

St. Jude Up ’til Dawn is a student-led organization that raises awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Every year we encourage students to sign up on teams and they individually have to raise a minimum of $100 to attend an all night event. At the all-night event, the teams compete in various games, win prizes, and overall celebrate the funds raised for the hospital. We stay up all night for the kids and families at St. Jude Children’s Hospital that lose many nights of sleep from childhood cancer.

What is the purpose of this organization?

The purpose is to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

How long has this organization been with Northwood?

I believe about 5 years.

What days are your meetings?

There are no weekly meetings for students who sign up to be an Up ’til Dawn Participant. However, throughout the year, we hold different events to inform kids about the program and help them with their fundraising. E-board members of Up ’til Dawn meet weekly.

Do you do any volunteer work?

Participating in St. Jude Up ’til Dawn is considered volunteer work, and it is a great resume builder. Students that participate also receive excel credit.

What kind of events does this organization attend?

The E-board holds and plans their own event every year for the participants who have raised a minimum of $100.

Anything else you would like to add?

St. Jude Up ’til Dawn is a great program and not a huge time commitment. Students have all year to raise the $100 which is very easy to do. It is so much fun, and it is a great way to make a difference.